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Japan's next PM, Obama agree to strengthen ties

Published on Dec 18, 2012 8:49 AM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's next Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and US President Barack Obama agreed to strengthen ties between the two countries and that they discussed the US-Japan security treaty and economic issues during a telephone call on Tuesday.

Mr Abe, an ex-premier, led the Liberal Democratic Party to a landslide election victory on Sunday.